Mamadi Diakite Forced Overtime In Virginia-Purdue With A Thrilling Buzzer-Beater


From early exit to regional champ. Grateful to have played such an oversized role on the game's biggest stage, scoring 42 points for.

Virginia had led for most of the second half, though Carsen Edwards - who poured in 40 points in regulation - kept his Purdue team in it.

Coach Tony Bennett's squad wrote their way into University of Virginia history on Saturday night with an overtime thriller against Purdue University, winning 80-75. Virginia's Mamadi Diakite tipped the ball back to the other side of the court, but Kihei Clark was able to chase down the ball, then throw a ideal pass to Diakite with time left on the clock.

Guy injured his ankle in the first half and his return was uncertain. Fellow Cavaliers guard Ty Jerome popped in 24 points.

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Virginia Cavaliers guard Kyle Guy (5) drops back to shoot over Purdue Boilermakers guard Ryan Cline (14) during the regional final of 2019 NCAA Division I men's basketball tournament at the KFC Yum Center in Louisville, Ky., on Saturday. But he came out from the break and hit back-to-back 3s and finished with 25 points - 21 after halftime - and 10 rebounds.

The Boilermakers ended up taking the lead late on a insane banked-in 3-pointer from, you guess it, Carsen Edwards.

This will be UVA's third Final Four; the first since 1984 and the first for Bennett.